Apr 4, 2008

Boo

We made the impossible decision after speaking with the vet to put Boo down today. He was miserable, so we didn't wait for the evening tests to tell us what we already knew, that he wouldn't come away from this. John went to be there with him and held him (he was John's favorite cat). It's been an awful day/week, but we're fine.

I can't begin to express to all of you, both new and regular blog friends of mine, for your uplifting prayer and encouragement. We drove to the vet's office yesterday to say goodbye to Boo and hold him. Cody couldn't do it, it was just too hard. When we got there, John was stuck in traffic, so we held him for quite some time and I got the chance to revisit with the doctor. She was incredibly compassionate and never once made me feel like "Come on lady, this is just a cat, how many times do I have to explain this to you?!" Instead, she carefully reviewed everything until I had all the answers I needed. After speaking with her, I called John to confirm with him and told the vet to keep him on his pain killers and antibiotics and let's see what one more day of IV fluids does for his kidneys. His levels decreased quite a lot yesterday, but he was still not up and about.





I think she felt it was the right choice, but she didn't want me to feel badly if we didn't make it. I appreciate that. This afternoon we'll call the vet again and see. If his levels show more improvement AND he isn't in too much pain, we'll keep him going through the weekend and hopefully bring him home. It's what we're praying for. And I'm asking you to pray one more day for Boo, that he can recover.


We don't know what God's will in this is, and we won't keep him in pain one more day, but this is so hard. His presence is missed so much. I miss picking up rubber band for my work batches all over the floor (he tosses them around) and I miss him loudly moaning for the girl kitty in the neighborhood with no tail who sits by the basement patio door and stares at him staring at her from behind the glass. I miss him chasing GiGi (our girly girl kitty) around the house all night long, terrorizing her with his attention. Yes, he's fixed, can you IMAGINE how he'd be were he not?! So pray for our plain old black cat Boo with the flat head and the crooked little point in his tail. We'd like to keep him around a lot longer.

I'll be back tomorrow with a giveaway. And now, off to teach. And I'm determined to get to all the great bloggers (you) who have been so supportive. AND for spreading the word about the extreme toxicity of the lily plant to cats.

16 Comments:

Kim said...

You are all still in my prayers.

Mrs. C said...

OH, STACEY!!! I'm SO sorry!!

kailani said...

I'm so sorry! I know I would be devastated if we lost one of our kitties. My sincere condolences.

Dawn @ Coming to a Nursery Near You said...

Oh, I'm so sorry for you all :(

Misty Dawn said...

I'm crying for you. I'm so, so sorry.

Jim & Jami said...

Love You Stacey!

Terence Chang said...

Stacey:

I am so sorry to hear that. In Chinese culture, we believe next generation or next life. With so much love and caring from your whole families, boo will definitely have a good life in the next generation.

When life comes to the end, is it really end? I believe Boo will be a loving and caring person in the next life to extend your love to others.

Life may end, but the spirit and soul will never end. Maybe it's time for boo to move on to a better life.

Take a good care!

D... said...

Stacey, I am so very sorry for the loss of your little family member. I am wrapping much love & prayers of comfort around you. {{Stacey}}

Midlife Mom said...

I am so sorry of the outcome for your dear Boo. Having been there numerous times in my life with different four legged family members I can feel what you are going through now. Thank you for sharing your story though, it may save the lives of other furry friends.

Mary (craft addict) said...

I'm so sorry for your loss. As difficult as it must have been to see your sweetie in pain, it's still not easy to make that decision. Big hugs to all of you.

Bubba's Sis said...

Sweetie, two weeks ago to the day this was me and my Misty Girl. It is one of the hardest things to do ever - I totally and completely understand your pain and grief right now. I wrap you up in love and prayer. Know that Boo is no longer in pain, and that he's waiting for you in Heaven!

Eileen said...

I am so very, very sorry for you and your family. What a very painful time for all of you. I hope Cody is doing OK. Seeing a beloved pet in such pain, has to be so very difficult. I will keep you all clost to my heart and in prayer, sending peace and comfort to you all.
Love.

Cathi said...

So, after reading about Boo I miss him. What a precious little family member who is obviously much loved. Please know how sorry I am and yes, you and your family are in our prayers. Give Alex a big hug from Southern California.
Black cats are the best.

Sharon said...

Oh Stacey, I don't even have the right words to express to you how sorry I am about Boo! Having to make this decision for a beloved pet is so incredibly heartbreaking! Keeping your family in my prayers...

Trinity said...

Dear Stacey, I am so sorry for the loss... ((((Stacey)))) that sweet little BOO will be in your heart for such a looong time...

Angela Williams Duea said...

Stacey, I'm so sorry. I know how hard it is to put a pet to sleep. I'm praying for your family. {{{hugs}}}